In Oxford, you can find various options for free and low-cost food, including:

  • Community fridges and larders
  • Community support groups
  • Food banks

Community fridges

Community fridges are open to everyone, with no referral needed. They aim to reduce food waste by sharing surplus food for free.

Community fridges in Oxford
Location Days Open Times Open
St Peter and St Paul Church, OX2 9JY Every day Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 11am to 2pm
St Barnabas Church, OX2 6BG Tuesdays and Thursdays Community centre on Canal Street: Tuesdays, 5.30pm to 6.30pm; Church on Cardigan Street: Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm
South Oxford Community Centre, OX1 4RP Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 12pm to 2pm
Christian Life Centre, OX4 2AF Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm
Marson Giving Garage, Elsfiels Road, OX3 0PR Saturdays 9am to 11am, if volunteers are available

Community larders

Community larders are low-cost food clubs open to everyone, helping you save on your weekly shop. Members pay £3.50 or £7 a week for 10 or 20 cupboard goods, with usually unlimited fruit and veg.

Find a local community larder:

Community Larders in Oxford

Larder

Location

Opening day and time*

Barton

Barton Neighbourhood Centre

Underhill Circus, OX3 9LS

Tuesdays

10am to 12pm

2pm to 7pm

Blackbird Leys

Leys Pools and Leisure Centre

Pegasus Road, OX4 6JL

Wednesdays

2pm to 4pm

Botley

St. Peter & St. Paul Church Hall

2 Church Way, OX2 9JY

Thursdays

3.30pm to 5.30pm

Cutteslowe

Cutteslowe Community Centre

31 Wren Road, OX2 7SX

Wednesdays

2pm to 4pm

East Oxford

St Clement's Family Centre

Cross Street, Oxford, OX4 1DA.

Mondays

2.30pm to 5pm

Rose Hill

Rose Hill Community Centre

Carole's Way, OX4 4HF

Tuesdays

2pm to 4pm

West Oxford

West Oxford Community Centre

Botley Road, OX2 0BT

Fridays

4pm-7pm

*Check the local larder's website or Facebook page for current opening times.

Community support groups

Oxford has numerous groups providing emergency food parcels, ongoing food support, and other essentials. Most accept self-referrals.

Discover these groups on our food services map or find more on our grants webpage.

Food services map

Together with Feeding The Gaps and Good Food Oxfordshire, we've created a map of services providing free or low-cost food in Oxford.

Find local services easily, whether they're open access or referral-based. Click on the map pointers for more details.

View the Food Services in Oxfordshire map.

If you're aware of a service not listed, please email mail@gfo.org.uk to help us keep the map updated.